Posted in Personal Injury on March 21, 2023
There are times when individuals sustain severe injuries that lead to various levels of paralysis. In the event these injuries are caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity, the injury victim may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to recover compensation for their losses. Here, we want to examine what it means for a paralysis case to become a viable Atlanta personal injury claim against another party.
Paralysis can occur in a variety of ways. Some of the most common causes of paralysis include spinal cord injuries, strokes, nerve disorders, and various other diseases or illnesses that can lead to paralysis. Anytime a person is unable to make voluntary muscle movements in a specific section of their body, this can be considered paralysis.
In order to determine whether or not an individual can recover compensation for paralysis depends on how the paralysis occurred in the first place. In the event that the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity led to the paralysis, the individual may be able to recover compensation for their losses.
There may be various parties that could be held responsible for another person’s paralysis. This can include drivers of vehicles, doctors or surgeons, property owners, and any other party whose negligence led to the paralysis.
There are various elements of determining whether or not another party was negligent:
Paralysis victims in Georgia may be able to recover various types of compensation if their claim is successful. This can include both economic and non-economic losses.
Economic damages for a paralysis claim include calculable expenses individuals are likely to endure. A defendant and their legal team can add up bills and receipts that come in to adequately calculate medical bills, rehabilitation or physical therapy, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, and more.
Non-economic damages revolve around more immeasurable losses a paralysis victim is likely to endure. This includes more immeasurable damages to compensate for a victim’s physical pain and suffering, emotional and psychological distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
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